MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE

 

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  • Servings: 24
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz./226g) butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup (1/2 stick + 1 tbsp./2 1/2 oz./75g) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup half & half or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C.
  • Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar and 1 cup butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.
  • Reduce speed to low; add flour, 1/2 cup cocoa and baking powder. Beat until well mixed. Stir in walnuts by hand.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top.
  • Continue baking for 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and softened.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/3 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, half & half (or milk, if using) and vanilla in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed.
  • Immediately spread over marshmallows creating a marbled or "muddied" effect.

Notes

Kids favorite cake! Perfect for picnics and potlucks!

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